Unwrapping My Future

By: Erika Davee

Anxiously tearing open the
shimmering sealed package
Ignoring die red symbols
that embellish the wrappage
Considering this cookie holds
my future unknown
Depending on the message
I’m sure to cheer or moan
My Mom opens one of Happiness
My Dad opens one of Success
My sister found a
Life of pleasure and riches
Surprisingly, I unwrap my future to find
A cookie with its own mind...
Brace yourself for troubles
and life’s intricate glitches